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Oh, boy! A new holy…(oops!) holiday

Dear Editor:

On Sept. 10, Gov. Murphy decreed Juneteenth a holiday in NJ. On June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston, Texas, were notified that they had been freed by the Emancipation. Great news at the time, of course, but Texas is a long way from NJ, and it happened several generations ago, and NJ was not involved in slavery.

Well, okay, but still, Gov. Murphy, like everyone in post-Floyd America, must bend over backwards to right the wrongs of yesteryear. Murphy signed the decree in company with hip hop artist SZA, a black girl raised in Maplewood, NJ, who has given us the name of a new affliction she claims to suffer from, called Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, PTSS.

Fortunately, not being black, I’m spared that. But I do suffer from another new affliction. It’s called White Guilt.

T. Weed

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